Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy blasted our city and our communities. Join us on October 28th as we remember, resist, and rise together five years after the storm. It will be a powerful display of our resilience and our commitment to building a better future.
We know that climate change makes storms like Sandy more violent and intense, and we know that fossil fuels are to blame. Disasters like Sandy will get worse as long as our elected officials keep supporting fossil fuels, and our most vulnerable communities will be the ones who suffer most. The people hit hardest by Sandy were the poor, people of color, immigrants, and otherwise vulnerable communities – just like Irma and Harvey today.
In October, we come together to say: that’s not who we are. In New York City we stand up for each other. That means every politician in New York, from the city to the federal level, must go beyond lip service and act on climate now.
On October 28th, we will gather in New York to remember what was lost to Hurricane Sandy, and to resist and rise up together.
Just in time for Spring, Gardens Rising Green Infrastructure construction phase is finally beginning!
The first contracts for soil borings and engineering analysis has been awarded to the landscape architecture firm of WeintraubDiaz. Drill rigs will be employed to open holes in sidewalks to gather soil samples to determine the acceptability of our 12 proposed bioswales sites. Representatives from WeintraubDiaz will be at this meeting to answer questions.
A contract to build out a community garden based crowdsourcing website was awarded to 3X3 Design. They will also be at this meeting to present a preliminary design of the website.
Gardens Rising is a community driven project your participation is essential.
The Gardens Rising Steering Committee has done a remarkable job of keeping this project focused they should be commended for their efforts.
Come to meet the contractors, discuss scheduling and your garden’s needs.